Category Archives: Navigation

Corps to study Augusta’s ‘training wall’

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – An underwater wall installed in the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia, more than a century ago will be the subject of a just-funded study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District. The so-called “training wall” … Continue reading

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Engineers assess New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam with an eye for proposed fish passage

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – As contractors continue to move forward on four of SHEP’s environmental mitigation projects, a small team made headway on another front — the proposed fish passage – near Augusta this week.

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Outer harbor dredging moves closer to home

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – As part of the outer harbor dredging portion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, the Dredge Illinois was recently repositioned off Cockspur Island in the main navigation channel of the Savannah River. Dredged material is being placed on … Continue reading

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Savannah District teams up to keep commerce flowing

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – While many Savannah residents clogged roads returning home following Hurricane Matthew last week, a small group worked to ensure a major artery into the city — the Savannah River – remained clear.

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J. Strom Thurmond Dam, then and now

ShareEight years in the making, the J. Strom Thurmond Dam was a monumental task for engineers and construction workers in the 1940s and ‘50s. Archival footage in this video shows the steps they took to layer power plant fixtures as … Continue reading

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It’s hopper season

ShareOuter harbor dredging for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) kicked into second gear when hopper dredging operations began in late December. (The above video, courtesy of Jan de Nul Group, shows how hopper dredges work.) Hopper dredges are more mobile … Continue reading

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Shore stabilization project protects Fort Pulaski’s heritage

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at Fort Pulaski National Monument have gained precious ground thanks to a multiagency project that wrapped up this week. The monthlong shore stabilization project used dredged material from the Savannah Harbor Navigation Project to restore a … Continue reading

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The truth: As interesting as fiction

ShareAs promised, this blog will keep Savannah River basin stakeholders informed on a number of topics, especially those dealing with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). An April 12 story by the Associated Press adds some curious insight into one … Continue reading

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Phinizy researchers to study Savannah River oxbow lakes

ShareEditor’s Note: This article is authored by Oscar P. Flite III, Ph.D., CEO and senior scientist at Phinizy Center for Water Sciences. Flite and his organization are involved in scientific research on the Savannah River that provides critical information needed … Continue reading

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Beneath the barnacles: Archaeologists battle elements to uncover ironclad history

ShareSAVANNAH, Ga. — Each day as tourists saunter through the city’s famous squares, another group of visitors explores a different set of squares at the bottom of the Savannah River. For the past two months, a team of 10 marine … Continue reading

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